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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 176   ABV: 5.85%
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Michigan grown hops are the story in this seasonal harvest ale. Hopivore is wet-hopped with hops added to the brew just hours after harvest, creating rare, fresh flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5622) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Orange amber, golden cream. Light earthy fresh hop aroma. Medium body, sparkly on the palate. Very broad fresh hops - grassy, citric, earthy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Amber appearance with little head. Not an overwhelming aroma, but has hints of floral and grass smells. Tastes of resin and grains.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On tap and snifter served? at Lunar Brewing Co.. Showed a bright & clear, copper color, with frothy, off white/light cream toned head foam, and very clingy, curtainy lacing. The nose was fresh grapefruit, some malt sweetness, and a hint of dank graininess. The flavor presented some smooth malt, moderate, lingering hop bitterness that was not overly assertive, a little less than medium body, fair carbonation, and a finish that was somewhat dry. A decent IPA, but a little pricey for what I wouldn’t consider a snifter worthy brew.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2012
12oz bottle from Tiffany's, Kalamazoo MI. Clear dark amber pour with inch of cream colored head. Sour hop scent, like a hoppy pale ale, citrus but mostly pine. Wheaty aroma too. Mouth feel is fairly light and a bit watery. May be high on the malt. Taste is all simple pine bitterness. Finish is less strong and bitter too. Not really that great and a disappointment to the harvest style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (477) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle pour to shaker. Nicely played wet-hop freshness in the aroma and in the taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle from appalachian vintner. Pours brown with a 1/4 inch of khaki foam. Not much on the nose. Lots of malt on the nose. Kept waiting for the hoppiness you expect from the style but it never arrived.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
(bottle) nice copper with very little head. Aroma has fruit (? apple), grass. Flavor is resin/grassy hops with a hint of light fruit, biscuit malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Hmm... as I opened this an Eminem song popped up on Pandora and the previous rater of this beer got it from a user named Slim Shady. Coincidence? Absolutely. 12 ounce bottle from Sam’s Quik Stop. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big toasty and caramel malts with peppery and herbal hops. The taste is bitter green and resiny hops with caramel malts. Some honey and toastiness as well. Medium bodied. There’s no best by date on the bottle, so I’m hoping it was old when I bought it. It’s good, but falls short on the wet hop promise. And I’m used to New Holland falling short.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anggrec (65) - Delaware, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Compliments of Slim Shady. From bottle to tulip. Hazy amber color. Refreshing citrusy with mild hoppy bitterness. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (979) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Floral, cirtrus, and mild grass aroma. Golden amber, with off-white heade and decent lacing. Floral, caramel, mild biscuit and citrus flavours. Full bodied, balanced, and medium bitter finish.


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